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2005 ANNUAL FALL MEETING AND SYMPOSIUM TO BE IN GREENEVILLE

September 30 - October 2

The Greeneville Chapter extends a cordial invitation to TOS members to attend the 2005 fall meeting, to be held in Greeneville on September 30, October 1, and October 2.

The Comfort Inn at 1790 East Andrew Johnson Highway (Highway 11-E) will be the headquarters for the event. The Comfort Inn is holding a block of rooms for TOS members until September 23, 2005. For reservations at TOS rate, call 423-639-4185. TOS rate is $65.69 per room; if 10 or more rooms are reserved, the rate drops to $62.99. TOS rate includes deluxe breakfast. To obtain the special rate, be sure to mention that you are with the TOS group. Reservations may be canceled anytime up to 6:00 p.m. on September 30.

Directions to the Comfort Inn:

[1] From I-81, south of Greene County
- Take exit 23, and proceed on Highway 11-E (also known as Andrew Johnson Highway) 15.7 miles to the Comfort Inn, located on the right side of the road at 1790 East Andrew Johnson Highway. (A major landmark, Greeneville Commons Shopping Center, is also located on the right side of East Andrew Johnson Highway, 0.3 mile before the Comfort Inn.)
NOTE WELL: As you enter Greeneville on Highway 11-E, you will see an exit for Business 11-E. Do not take this exit, as it leads to the downtown area. The Comfort Inn is located on the main portion of 11-E, known as the by-pass.

[2] From I-81, north of Greene County
- Take exit 36, and proceed on Highway 172 (also known as the Baileyton Road) approximately 12 miles to the outskirts of Greeneville. As you enter town, you will pass under Highway 11-E. Immediately beyond this overpass, turn left onto an entrance ramp for Highway 11-E, also known as Andrew Johnson Highway. Proceed 2.2 miles to the Comfort Inn, located on the right side of the road at 1790 East Andrew Johnson Highway. (A major landmark, Greeneville Commons Shopping Center, is also located on the right side of East Andrew Johnson Highway, 0.3 mile before the Comfort Inn.)

[3] From Highway 11-E, north of Greene County (Tri-Cities area)
- Take Highway 11-E (also known as Andrew Johnson Highway) to Greeneville. On the outskirts of town, you will see Wal-Mart Supercenter, a major landmark located on the right side of the road at 3755 East Andrew Johnson Highway. Proceed 1.9 miles to the Comfort Inn, located on the left side of the road at 1790 East Andrew Johnson Highway.

Alternative lodging:

The following hotels are located along Andrew Johnson Highway near the Comfort Inn:
- Andrew Johnson Inn (2145 East Andrew Johnson Highway; 423-638-8124)
- Charray Inn & Suites (121 Serral Drive, fronting East Andrew Johnson Highway; 423-638-1331)
- Days Inn of Greeneville (935 East Andrew Johnson Highway; 423-639-2156)
- Hampton Inn (3130 East Andrew Johnson Highway; 423-638-3735)
- Jameson Inn (3160 East Andrew Johnson Highway; 423-638-7511)

Visitors wishing to stay in historic downtown Greeneville may wish to consider the General Morgan Inn & Conference Center (111 North Main Street; 423-787-1000)

Field trips

Trips to the following sites are planned:

- Wal-Mart Distribution Center wetlands, Lick Creek Bottoms Wildlife Management Area, and vicinity (Greene County)-waterfowl, raptors, wide variety of passerines

- Dutch Bottoms, Rankin Bottoms, and vicinity (Cocke County)-shorebirds, wading birds, gulls and terns, various passerines

- Phipps Bend (Hawkins County)-waterfowl, various marsh species, passerines

- Camp Creek Bald (Greene County)-raptor migration, permanent-resident Common Ravens and Ruffed Grouse, various passerines

Registration

The registration fee is $10.00. Attendees may pay upon arrival at the Comfort Inn, but pre-payment is encouraged. Send checks to Alice Loftin, Greeneville TOS Treasurer, 1308 Archcrest Court, Greeneville, TN 37743.

Schedule

Friday, September 30
6:30p-8:30p   Registration and refreshments; announcements; sign-up for field trips

Saturday, October 1
6:00a-7:00a   Breakfast [begins at 6:00 sharp, not before]
7:00a-12:00p Field trips-depart from Comfort Inn
12:00p-1:30p Lunch; return to Comfort Inn
1:30p-4:15p   Paper session-Comfort Inn conference room
4:15p-4:30p   Break
4:30p            Business / Board meeting-Comfort Inn conference room

Sunday, October 2
6:00a-7:00a   Breakfast [begins at 6:00 sharp, not before]
7:00a-12:00p Field trips-depart from Comfort Inn
12:00p          Compilation-Comfort Inn

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